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Wild Babies

Baby Bats

Safe Handling

Bats have small sharp teeth that can pierce skin very easily. Avoid direct contact, use thick gloves and blankets to contain. Wash hands throughly and all materials used to contain the animal should be washed and bleached or disposed of.


Bat pups that have fallen from roosts are often in poor condition and should be examined by an Authorized Wildlife Custodian before trying to reunite with mom. Follow our Wildlife Capture Guide and contact an Authorized Wildlife Custodian equipped to accept bats.

What you are witnessing may be perfectly normal behaviour. Look For:

  • Weakness or unconsciousness
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Discharge from the ears, eyes or nose
  • Large patches of missing/damaged feathers, fur or shell
  • Foreign objects stuck to or wrapped around the body
  • A deceased parent or siblings nearby
  • Bleeding
  • Open wounds
  • Fly eggs or maggots
  • Cat attack - even without visible or obvious wounds
  • Broken, injured or missing limbs – hindered movement
  • Non-stop shivering or crying

If you see any of these signs, the animal needs immediate help

As a volunteer powered charitable organization, we do not have the means or resources for pick ups or field rescues. We must rely on finders bringing animals in need of care to our facility.

Please do not bring animals to the centre without first confirming an intake time with a wildlife volunteer.
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